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Delhi Police announces reward in Neetu Sonlanki`s murder

Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 19:11

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday announced a
reward of Rs 50,000 for those who help investigators in
arresting a 30-year-old man who allegedly murdered his woman
companion and left her body in a bag near New Delhi railway
station here last month.
City Police Commissioner B K Gupta announced the
reward for those who provide information regarding Raju
Gehlot, who is accused in the murder of a law graduate Neetu
Solanki on February 10 and dumped her body.

"The reward is for Rs 50,000. It hold good for a
period of one year with immediate effect for any one who may
give any information about the accused," a senior police
official said.

The accused has a medium built with a height 5`7" and
wheatish complexion.

Gehlot`s alleged involvement in the crime came to
light after the arrest of his relative Naveen Shokeen, who
allegedly helped him to go into hiding after the murder.

Shokeen had told police that his relative Gehlot, who
holds a masters degree in tourism management and an "absentee"
employee of Indian Airlines, allegedly murdered Solanki who
was living with the latter.
The body of Neetu was found outside the railway
station on February 11 inside an airbag and had remained
unidentified till February 23 when her father approached
police to claim the body. The body bore injury marks. She also
had a tattoo on her body and ring on navel.

The investigations into the murder got a headway after
the girl`s father Kartar Singh approached police and
identified her. According to her father, Neetu, who had worked
in BPOs of IBM and Convergys, had left her home in May 2010
claiming that she was going to Singapore.

"The father told us that she was staying with Gehlot,
a resident of Navada village in west Delhi. However, he was
not aware where she was staying. He also told us that she had
other male friends also," the official said.

"We received an information that Gehlot was in touch
with his various relatives and getting logistic support from
them. We zeroed in on Shokeen who is residing in Nangloi,"
he said.

Shokeen told police that Gehlot had called him on
February 11 early morning and asked for a vehicle. "Shokeen
said that Gehlot told him that he had killed Neetu and wanted
a vehicle to dispose off the body," he said.

"Shokeen did not provide him any vehicle so Gehlot
tried a radio taxi service. This also he could not arrange.
However, in another vehicle he carried the body to the railway
station and dumped it there," he said.


First Published: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 19:11
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